Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Christmas 2014 Wishlist

Christmas Wishlist 2014



I'll be honest, I'm so not feeling Christmas-y this year at all! So I thought I'd make a Christmas wishlist and see if it helped.

Books! I've hardly bought any books this year and I'm really regretting it to be honest so I've picked the books I want the most from my Amazon wishlist.
#GIRLBOSS looks epic and very interesting, and well girl power and all that.
Archangel's Shadows by Nalini Singh, I accidentally bought the kindle book instead of the actual book and I own the rest of the series so I need/want this one too. Plus it was a good read and I was so glad to have Javier and Ash's story!
Alien Research, Alien Collective & Universal Alien by Gini Koch I'm so far behind on this series, ya see I was going to stop buying the books because I was running out of bookshelves, this was back in 2013 so I bought Alien Research as an ebook but couldn't make myself read it because I own all the books and I love this series so I'm now three books behind. Need these ASAP! 

Skincare! All my skin has either run out or just about too run out so I thought adding them to by wishlist seemed like a good idea.
Lush Let The Good Times Roll scrub is amazing, I just finished my first pot and I'm addicted. It smells good and makes my skin nice and soft.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask I'm just about to finish my first tub of this and I'm so sad! It's wonderful for my dry & dehydrated skin.
The Body Shop Aloe Vera Cleanser is meant to be really nice and gentle on your skin and I fancied a change from using a hot cloth cleanser.
The Body Shop Glazed Apple anything really. It all smells amazing!

Extras! Because there is more to life than skin care and books but not too much more! I'm in desperate need of some gloves with fingers as all my gloves are glittens and my fingers just can't get warm, and I really need a new hat. Out of five I had, I'm down to one! 
Wild Fig Yankee Candle addicted to this! I'm sure this was in my Autumn wishlist as well.
Paperchase Floral Stem Deboss A5 Organiser I'm pretty sure it's sold out now as I can't find one but I want to go back to an A5 planner and I wanted something a bit more fun and this one does the trick!

P.S This didn't make me feel more Christmas-y at all, it just made me feel ridiculously materialistic! Even though it's all stuff I would spend my own money on so I don't know why it makes me feel bad that I'd ask for these things as presents!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Going Home There Is Nothing Quite Like Going Home Part 2

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Carrying on from Part 1 this is a lot less picture heavy! 

Tuesday saw us visiting Ryan's Nan and I went conker picking on the way up because well I couldn't ignore the conker trees. Ryan stayed a while and I popped in to visit my best friend who was heavily pregnant at the time and she showed me the nursery for him that was jungle themed and was so amazing! I spent about 9 hours at her house and it was wonderful to see her.
Wednesday we popped into town early to have breakfast with another of Ryan's old friends and then we had an appointment with a photographer I had stalked admired on the internet. Then we met up with Ryan's Mum and one of Ryan's brother for tea and cake then spent the evening with Ryan's family with more Italian food and popped out for a few drinks.
Thursday saw us up early to load everything up in a van as my Mum sorted it so I could get my Dad's old desk and then we were back home.
It was a short but fabulous holiday and I was so sad when it was over but it was nice to be home, even just for a few days!

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Going Home There Is Nothing Quite Like Going Home Part 1

Going Home There Is Nothing Quite Like Going Home Part 1

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Waaaaay back in October we went back to our home town to visit family and friends for four days as we hadn't been back since we moved in March. We went back through on a Sunday morning taking the bunnies with us and arriving home before my Mum returned from work. 
Sunday was spent relaxing and hanging out with my Mum and Rob for me as Ryan went to meet up with an old friend in the evening to catch up so I hung out with the bunnies and read a book.

Monday was very busy we had an appointment at 10:30 to view The Downe Arms Hotel as a possible wedding venue and we loved it! Then my Mum and Rob surprised us by taking us to see all the Christmas things at Irton Moor Garden Centre, then we popped into Pets at Home and later that evening we went out for a really nice meal at our favourite italian restaurant, Florios.

I've spilt this post into two parts as we did lots on the Monday, which therefore means this is a super heavy picture post!

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Observations #1




  • We have all three of our Christmas trees up!
  • Since moving our small sofa in our living room to made room for one of the said Christmas tress, the bunnies won't stop attacking my feet. 
  • I still don't understand why people, supposed 'friends' always say things like, let's meet up or we should do this again. When they never mean it! Wish people would stop being so false. Say what you mean or keep your mouth shut.
  • 2014 has been so much different than imagined. In a good way!
  • My hands always get cold first.
  • I really struggle to DNF an average book. One where it's ok and I really won't gain anything from finishing it but end up determined to do so.
  • I don't understand why people I haven't seen nor spoken to in at least four years think they're going to be invited to our wedding.
  • Why do weddings cost so much anyway? Every time I get quoted for how much it's going to cost to feed 30 people I have to lay down for a little while.
  • The grass in our garden is still covered in frost.
  • I'm enjoying reading the Arrow Recaps over on H&H, since we don't get Sky TV right now it's the only way of keeping up with this show.
  • My best friends little boy was due November 26th, still no show. But she's getting induced today so hopefully the little dude will be here this weekend. {H came on Monday 8/12/14!}
  • Sometimes I wish I'd merged Swept Away Again and allyteepee together. Would be so much easier.
  • I constantly want to cry at the stupidest things! Hate having these hormones ruling me.